Edge Native Technical Architecture White Paper

Edge computing is trending as we transition into the new digital era of 5G. A technology that pushes computing, storage, and transmission capabilities to the network edge, it is a source of innovation in computing, signals new business opportunities in the information field, drives the digital economy, and lays the foundation for the digital transformation of industries. Both academia and the private sector have vested interest in edge computing. Authoritative organizations, such as Gartner and IEEE, highlighted edge computing as one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020; while the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering named it as one of the ten most promising research topics in the Research Fronts 2020 and Engineering Fronts 2020, respectively. At the same time, CB Insights estimates that the total value of the global edge computing market will reach US$34 billion by 2023.

Today, we already see the practical application of edge computing. Several national development plans, such as the Industrial Internet Development Action co-initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and other ministries in China, call for the application of edge computing. Meanwhile, various industries are pairing edge computing with their services, unlocking diverse applications in different scenarios. For example, Sany Heavy Industry, Haier, and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) have applied edge computing to upgrade conventional manufacturing. At the same time, innovation in edge computing is driving more and new applications, and brings a new concept called Edge Native. By working with other capabilities, such as computing, Edge Native creates an intelligent and trustworthy network edge, delivering the agile connectivity, rock-solid reliability, optimized data, and intelligent applications that industries require. A critical part of the edge technology system, Edge Native will continue to evolve in collaboration with other key technologies like Cloud Native and Edge Network. Together, they will create a sustainable edge ecosystem and stimulate business innovation.

Edge Native Technical Architecture White Paper